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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 14 December

Published: Thu 14 Dec 2000 01:56 PM
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Thursday, 14 December 2000
Questions to Ministers
1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: Does her statement that: "The police deserve our support in doing their job better" reflect Government policy?
2. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: Is the Government proceeding with the planned review of the community trusts, which has been proposed by the Department of Internal Affairs; if not, why not?
3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What impact will the 3.5% increase in food prices have on New Zealand families this Christmas?
4. LIZ GORDON to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What recommendations has she made to the Cabinet on improving the minimum pay rates of young workers?
5. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Prime Minister: Have any changes been made to the Government's flagship Closing the Gaps policy as a consequence of her statement of 23 October that the policy would be broadened to focus on "low decile needs across the board"?
6. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Housing: Does Housing New Zealand pass personal information, taken from tenants' applications for income-related rent, to the Department of Work and Income; if so, exactly what information?
7. BRIAN NEESON to the Minister of Police: What savings is he considering in the review of the number and location of police stations?
8. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Fisheries: Having regard to Nissui's rejected application in May 2000 because it was deemed to be against the national interest, can he provide an update on the negotiations to sell BIL's share of Sealords and, in detail, advise what has changed since May?
9. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister for Accident Insurance: Is he confident that the Accident Compensation Corporation has not double charged any New Zealand employers for employer account premiums?
10. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received about protections in place to help ensure the safety of foreign students studying in New Zealand?
11. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Health: What additional funding, if any, will she be providing to Auckland Healthcare and other hospital and health services to cover the costs of nurse pay rises of up to 10.3% which are reported to be almost three times the budgeted amount?
12. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister for the Environment: How is the Government ensuring that the public can judge whether the water at our beaches is safe to swim in?
ENDS

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